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Airlines ripped for withholding refunds

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When her Las Vegas hotel shut down and returned her money, and both Nevada and her home state of Ohio issued stay-home orders, Helen Moon canceled the flight that she and her husband had booked on Frontier Airlines and asked for a cash refund. No dice. Frontier offered only a travel credit ...

Food drive organized for Saturday in Powers

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POWERS — Nutter’s Sports Bar will host a food drive from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday to gather donations for those in need due to the COVID-19 situation. The business at W3988 Second St. in Powers has remained open for takeout beer and pizza while adhering to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s ...

Mountaineer spirit

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Josiah Ringel and his father Jonathon took a break from online learning to participate in the Unplugged Challenge from Jodi Maycunich's third grade class at North Elementary in Iron Mountain. Each week the children are challenged to do a hands-on activity to get away from their devices. The ...

L’Anse woman pleads on multiple drug-related offenses

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By BRIAN CHRISTENSEN Staff Writer A L’Anse woman accused of multiple drug-related offenses pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Florence County Circuit Court. Jessica Ochoa, 28, is charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; ...

Army Corps to hear from public on Enbridge pipeline plan

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to hear from the public on Enbridge’s proposal to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac after determining the company submitted a complete application. The Corps’ Detroit district ...

LaFave seeks to reaffirm tribal sovereignty

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LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, has introduced a resolution reaffirming the sovereignty of tribal nations and encouraging Michigan’s attorney general to not infringe on the constitutional rights of a U.P. indigenous community. The Hannahville Indian Community, a ...

Road limits adjusted

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Weight restrictions were lifted on Dickinson County roads south of M-69-Randville effective at 6 a.m. today, the Dickinson County Road Commission announced. Restrictions on county roads south of Turner Road and County Road 426 will be lifted at 6 a.m. Friday, but Turner Road ...

Taking a ride outdoors

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Taking advantage of a sunny day, cousins Riley Hahn, Kayla Bocek, Brayden Weber, Jordan Hahn and Alex Oberlin ride bikes and scooters up West A Street in Iron Mountain. The group is being cared for together by an aunt.

COVID-19 cases hold steady in UP, region

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No new COVID-19 cases were listed Tuesday for the Upper Peninsula, with the tally remaining at 98 positive and 15 deaths, according to state health data. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ online site Tuesday had Luce and Baraga counties with one virus case each; Chippewa ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks Evers’ stay-home extension

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration overstepped its authority when it extended the governor's stay-at-home order through the end of May, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The 4-3 ruling marks a defeat for Evers as Republican legislators, in the midst of the ...

Forest Park honors top students for Class of 2020

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park School District has named the top 10 students in its Class of 2020. They are: — Kailee Abts, daughter of Sara and John Skibo and Darrell and Dina Abts, has participated in track, Business Professionals of America, Youth Advisory Committee, Math Club, ...

Tiffany wins Wisconsin congressional race

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district, cheering Republicans even as Democrats argued the victory revealed vulnerabilities for the president ...

Senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawmaker warned Tuesday of a potential 25% cut in state funding for K-12 schools because of economic fallout from the pandemic, saying he is not “banking” on Congress sending additional aid to states or giving flexibility to use previously passed rescue ...

Republican lawmakers press state on nursing home order

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday voiced concern about the safety of nursing home residents in facilities that also care for people recovering from the coronavirus, questioning policies adopted by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. At issue is a month-old executive ...

Brasure named to lead Niagara School Board

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara School Board has changed its meeting day to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Until it can be officially switched at the annual meeting in August, they will change the date monthly. The next meeting will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. At its ...

Free COVID-19 testing offered in Crivitz

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MARINETTE, Wis. — In an effort to increase local testing capacity for COVID-19, Marinette County Public Health in conjunction with Marinette County Emergency Management has requested assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard. The National Guard will be providing drive-through style ...

Garage fire doused in Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — There were no injuries this morning after a garage fire on the 400 block of Fulton Street in Kingsford. Officers were called at about 6 a.m. when one wall of a detached garage ignited, according to a release from Kingsford Public Safety. KPS extinguished the fire, which is ...

Butterfly math

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Isabelle Shaker did her butterfly math assignment in the sunshine. She is in Kristin Novara’s second grade classroom at Woodland Elementary.

Dickinson eases more weight restrictions

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Weight restrictions will be lifted on Dickinson County roads south of M-69-Randville effective at 6 a.m. Thursday, the Dickinson County Road Commission announced. Also, Ball Road in Norway Township will be closed Monday through Wednesday for railroad reconstruction, said Jim ...